What’s It Like To Be a Teacher in America Today? [REPORT]

Public K-12 schools in the United States face a host of challenges these days – from teacher shortages to the lingering effects of COVID-19 learning loss to political battles over curriculum.

Saved by Lionel Messi: Documentary reveals how grandmother survived Hamas attack by mentioning Messi’s name. 

Esther Cuño, a 90-year-old Argentinian, was forced into posing for a viral picture with Hamas gunmen amid the destruction of her community in Nir Oz.  Eight of her extended family members were abducted to Gaza. Esther claims that mentioning she hailed from the same country as Lionel Messi spared her life. Her narrative is featured in a new Spanish-language documentary about the Hamas attacks of October 7, 2023.

National Puerto Rican Day Parade launches 2024 Scholarship Program

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) is now accepting applications for its 2024 National Scholarship Program.  

A Stronger Nation: New Federal Data Show More Adults Earning College Degrees

Lumina Foundation released the annual Stronger Nation report, highlighting results in its online data visualization tool for tracking working-age adults with degrees and other credentials of value.

The Chronicle of Higher Education Announces Two Diversity in Media Scholarships for College Students

The Chronicle of Higher Education is accepting applications for two scholarships and internships for exceptional students who want to enter the journalism and media fields, the Diversity in Journalism Scholarship and the newly created Diversity in Multimedia Business Scholarship.

Records of Trailblazing Latino Journalist Association Find Home at USC Libraries

The USC Libraries have acquired the records of CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California, the trailblazing professional association fostering diversity within the news media for more than a half century.

BEHIND THE CAMERA: Creativity and Investment for Latin America & the Caribbean [REPORT]

This document provides an overview of the audiovisual sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. It uses a hybrid methodology that combines primary and secondary research, as well as nearly 100 interviews with key stakeholders in the industry. We present a map of the region, highlighting its milestones, with a focus on public policy debates and 21st-century skills. We include conversations with emerging creators, producers, entertainment executives, as well as with members of film associations and institutions. Our goal is to kickstart a conversation on the potential of this strategic sector and explore the challenges faced by its workforce. For this purpose, it is necessary to understand where professionals train, how they join a production, and which technical skills are in greatest demand. With 2025 in sight, our region must invest in training and make the most of the opportunities presented by this growing industry.

New Data Showing the Highest School Enrollment Count in Years

Total school enrollment experienced a growth of 1.3 million from 2021 to 2022, reaching a total of 75.2 million students enrolled, according to new data from the 2022 Current Population Survey (CPS). This marked the highest enrollment count since 2019 of 76.1 million students, from which it was not significantly different. Since 2020, school enrollment has steadily increased and has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels; however, total school enrollment in 2022 remains lower than the 76.8 million students in 2018. Overall, the percentage of individuals age 3 and above enrolled in 2022 (23.7%) remains lower than in 2019 (24.3%).

56% Of All Undergraduates Are First-Generation College Students

First-generation college students across the U.S. bring dedication, grit and fresh perspectives to their higher education institutions. Many of them also face more academic and financial challenges than their continuing-generation peers.

National Hispanic Network of Volunteers HLX+ Launches

As Hispanic Heritage Month approaches, a new national volunteer network, HLX+ launches, unleashing a powerful movement across the nation. HLX+ is a national network of thought leaders dedicated to advocating and celebrating the achievements, heritage and the rich culture of the U.S. Hispanic/ Latino/ Latina/ Latine/ Afro-Latino/ Asian-Latino/ Chicano/ Tejano and more.

Significant Educational Strides by Young Hispanic Population

The nation’s fast-growing Hispanic population made dramatic strides in educational attainment in recent decades — especially among younger age groups.

NBCUNIVERSAL Telemundo Enterprises celebrates anniversary of TELEMUNDO ACADEMY

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises celebrated five years of growth and expansion of its multimedia career mentorship and student development program, Telemundo Academy. To mark the occasion, the company announced a new partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), an international organization representing more than 500 colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain committed to Hispanic higher education success.

Ramping Up College Recruitment Efforts – How L’Oréal and other brands bolster their efforts to recruit new talent from universities and colleges

As director of university relations and partnerships at the cosmetics giant and ANA member L'Oréal, Brittany Ramsey is responsible for identifying and attracting the marketing talent the company needs to thrive in the future. But in the past few years, the skills and education of the students L'Oréal wants to recruit has changed significantly.

More Adults Earning College Degrees

Lumina Foundation released an updated A Stronger Nation, the foundation's online tool for tracking the share of working-age adults with degrees or other credentials of value. The national post-high school education rate among adults 25 to 64 years old reached 53.7 percent in 2021, an increase of nearly 2 percentage points since 2019 when the percentage was 51.9.

The CHMC Gala Makes an In-Person Return this Year. CHMC works diligently to enable students in their Hispanic and Multicultural Marketing studies and will recognize dedicated and contributing professionals.

The Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication (CHMC) at Florida State University (FSU) announced the annual gala will be taking place on September 29th, at 6:30 PM EST. This year’s Gala theme is “Going Forward, Forging New Voices'' and will be taking place at The Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale. The Gala raises funds for the Felipe and Betty Anne Korzenny Endowment fund which supports the multifunction, career-propelling programs offered by CHMC for students pursuing their certificate or Master's in Hispanic and Multicultural studies at Florida State University.

“TELEMUNDO LOCAL ACADEMY” launches at Cal Sate Northridge

The Telemundo Station Group, part of NBCUniversal Local – a division that includes 43 NBC/Telemundo stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and six regional sports networks – announced California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is its fourth and newest partner for the group’s “Telemundo Local Academy” journalism training program. The one-year program kicks off at CSUN in September 2022.

FIU scholarship to honor Gustavo Godoy and support next generation of broadcast journalists

Florida International University (FIU) and its Department of Journalism + Media announced the establishment of the Gustavo Godoy Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism in honor of the award-winning and legendary newsman.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises extends “NUESTRAS FINANZAS” campaign

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is again bringing awareness to Financial Literacy Month through the next phase of its national Nuestras Finanzas (Our Finances) campaign to continue to empower the U.S. Hispanic community with information and resources about key aspects of financial literacy.

Recruiters and Students Have Differing Perceptions of New Grad Proficiency in Competencies

Given the gap in perceptions, college students who can demonstrate concrete evidence of their proficiency in key areas—for example, through internships and other types of experiences and activities—can stand out in the job market.

College Board & Telemundo award College Scholarships

The College Board and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced last week on Telemundo’s national morning show Hoy Dia the scholarship recipients of this year’s College Board and Telemundo Academy Triunfadores campaign designed to guide Spanish-speaking families through the college planning process. Students earned opportunities for scholarships by completing any or all of a series of key college planning steps through BigFuture, the College Board’s free college planning tool

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